Adrian Candela
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Nit

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Nit

The scenario is quite common: You move into a new apartment, which usually requires the familiar trip to IKEA (or a similar furnishing store). The final outcome is some new furniture and a large stack of corrugated cardboard. So I tasked myself with creating a piece of furniture with the boxes that originally held my new furniture.

 
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Design

Utilizing the strengths of the corrugated cardboard, the design is comprised of only the necessary parts, which are either folded or slotted, so it is assembled without the need for any form of adhesives. The final design is an extremely lightweight and surprisingly sturdy table. To take advantage of these characteristics, handles were designed onto the sides to allow the user to easily move the table around the house.

 
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... industrial designer Adrian Candela turned old IKEA boxes into new furniture.
— HuffPost
 
 
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DIY

Inspired by the results of the concept, and to make the design accessible to a larger audience, I created an IKEA-like assembly guide that others can use turn their furniture waste into side tables. Want to build your own? Download the instructions.

 
 
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